1 In the meantime, when such a great crowd had gathered that they trampled on one another, he began to speak first to his disciples, "Beware the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
28 Even so, you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but within you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity [sin].5 [Dressing up in your Sunday-best makes a fine show of outward appearance, but that does not cleanse your heart that is full of sin: lust, sexual immorality, covetousness, anger, greed, pride, envy, etc. Ministers with their robes, stages, pulpits, choirs, and accompanying music, make fine staged entertainment; but in their ministerial performances, the ministers of Christendom teach that sin is excused because they themselves are full of covetousness, sexual immorality, anger, and pride — hypocrisy and iniquity.]
9 Let your love be without pretense or feigned. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
|1 Peter 2:1 |
1 Therefore laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisies, envy, and all evil speaking,